Parks Canada
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The Prince of Playgrounds

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The first illustrated pamphlet describing the national parks in the Canadian Rockies, as far as known, was published in 1909 under the authority of Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior. Entitled The Prince of Playgrounds, it contained within its 38 pages descriptions of Banff, Yoho and Glacier National Parks, with special emphasis on the scenic and recreational attractions of Banff townsite and vicinity. The booklet was distributed freely at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition held in Seattle that year. The text was compiled by Agnes D. Cameron, vice-president of the Canadian Women's Press Club.

A History of Canada's National Parks
Volume IV, by W. F. Lothian

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Come Home by Canada and Revel in the Rockies
Beautiful Banff

Issued by Director of Hon. Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior Canada